Author profile: Keally McBride

Dr. Keally McBride is Associate Professor of Politics and Chair of International Studies at the University of San Francisco. She is author of several books, most recently with Margaret Kohn, Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations (Oxford University Press, 2011). She is currently doing research on 19th century British legal administration in their colonies, and the legacies it left behind in contemporary international law. She can be e-mailed at

Cambodia’s Election and Two Conceptions of the Rule of Law

Keally McBride • Jul 30 2013 • Articles

A new understanding of competition between elite groups may be the best way to foster the rule of law in Cambodia after the re-election of the People’s Party.

Economic Land Concessions and the Law in Cambodia

Keally McBride • Jun 18 2013 • Articles

In Cambodia, economic land concessions are taking property away as fast as landmine removal is giving it back, but now, consensus is that the most pressing issue there is land rights.

Police and Anarchy in Greece

Keally McBride • Oct 10 2012 • Articles

Austerity measures are increasing tension between Greek police and protesters. We need to be concerned, for as the recession in Europe continues, police in other countries may come to play similar roles.

The Conviction of Pussy Riot: Part of a Larger Pattern

Keally McBride • Aug 28 2012 • Articles

The conviction of three members of Pussy Riot is only the most visible manifestation of new developments in Russia. Putin wants to use the scrim of Russia’s legal system to show how completely he has eclipsed it.

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